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NYPD Quote of the Day: “Document What You Do”


Graham Rayman’s “The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy’s 81st Precinct,” chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009.

Here’s today’s outtake.

From January 13, 2009, regarding red tape in the NYPD, a sergeant warns his officers:

“Make sure you document what you do. You can be the best cop in the world, you don’t write it down on a piece of paper, you didn’t do it.”

Check back for more NYPD Tapes reporting. Part 2 of the series is here.


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